AG warns of scams in wake of Orlando club shooting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Attorney General Kathleen Kane is urging Pennsylvanians to be cautious with charitable giving in the wake of the Orlando club shooting.

Kane said people should take the proper precautions to ensure they are donating to reputable organizations.

She said it’s best to donate to a charity that has a proven history of dealing with large-scale events and relief efforts, rather than a charity created in response to the Orlando tragedy, and be wary of charity messages posted on social media.

As with any charitable giving, understand how much will go toward the work of the charity as opposed to administrative and fundraising expenses.

You can determine whether a charity soliciting money is legitimate by checking to see if it is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at www.800HelpFla.com or by calling 800-HELP-FLA (800-435-7352).

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